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Congress leader Ulaka`s body cremated

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 15:18

Rayagada: Amid allegation of
foulplay in his death, mortal remains of veteran tribal
Congress leader and former Orissa minister Ramachandra Ulaka
were consigned to flames hereon Monday after a post-mortem.

A day after Ulaka died in Bhubaneswar and the body
was brought to his native place here, the post-mortem was
performed at the district headquarters hospital here as two
sons of one his three wives alleged foulplay in the death.

Thereafter, the body of the Congress stalwart was
taken in a procession to the local party office where people
from different walks of life paid their last respect to the
departed leader.

The body was then taken in a procession and last rites
performed on the bank of Langulia river here where the body
was cremated.

The cremation had been put on hold after his two sons
tried to prevent the funeral and filed a brief complaint last
night at Rayagada police station suspecting that their father
was killed by somebody, police said.

Based on the complaint, Rayagada police sought a
report about the death of the tribal leader at Bhubaneswar
hospital and decided that a post-mortem would be performed.

"Now whatever is necessary will be done after we
receive the post-mortem and viscera report," a police official
said.

PTI

First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 15:18

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